Velma L. Gigliotti

May 18, 1923 - February 07, 2011 

Velma L. Gigliotti

May 18, 1923 - February 07, 2011 

Obituary for Velma L. Gigliotti

Velma Lorene Gigliotti, 87, passed away Monday, February 7, 2011 in Warner Robins, Georgia. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 11 at St. Anthony Church, 318 Benton Blvd, KCMO. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12 at Holy Cross Church, 5106 St. John Avenue, KCMO. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association of Kansas, 10580 Barkley #400, Overland Park, KS 66212-1877..

Velma was born May 18, 1923 in Barnard, MO in Nodaway County. She was the daughter of Everett and Mina Throckmorton Tapscott. In 1936 the family moved to Lamonia, Iowa where she attended Scott’s Elementary, graduated from Lamonia High and attended Graceland College for one year, before moving in 1942 to Kansas City, Missouri. On August 14, 1944 she married the love of her life Frank Gigliotti in Kansas City, Missouri. Velma was a retired supervisor of thirty-three years with AT&T. Mrs. Gigliotti was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church where she was a member of the Daughter’s of Isabelle Circle #881, Alter Society #4, the Refuge of Sinners and the AT&T Pioneers.

Velma is preceded in death by her husband, Frank on August 16, 1981; parents; and brother, Cleo E. Tapscott.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her daughter, Connie Wood (Harry), Warner Robins; sons, Patrick Gigliotti (Mary Lynn), John Gigliotti (Mary Elaine), sister-in-law, Dorothy Tapscott, all of Kansas City, Missouri; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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